Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.
>Presents a new view of Leibniz: a thinker actively working for the
solution of acute conflicts
>Demonstrates how controversy can be turned to accord
>Shows that Leibniz’s ‘rationalism’ is not restricted to a concern with
expanding and applying a logical and mathematical model of thought and action
Remembered mainly as a logician and mathematician, Leibniz also endeavored
to resolve political and religious conflicts of his day by bringing
opponents into negotiation. The dialectical Leibniz who emerges from the
texts here translated, commented, and interpreted is certainly not the
familiar one. The book sheds new light on the familiar, yet incomplete
image of Leibniz, providing further reason for cherishing and cultivating
the heritage of a truly great man.